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El Camino College Overview

Located in Torrance, California, El Camino College is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Torrance makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is El Camino College Known For?

5,138 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at El Camino College have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at El Camino College is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 36% of the faculty were full-time.

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El Camino College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

El Camino College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#25 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at El Camino College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular English Language & Literature Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular History Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is El Camino College?

Location of El Camino College

Contact details for El Camino College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506
Phone: 310-532-3670
Website: www.elcamino.edu

How Do I Get Into El Camino College?

You can apply to El Camino College online at: www.elcamino.edu/apply/

El Camino College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford El Camino College?

4.0% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at El Camino College is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

El Camino College Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,240 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,223 undergraduate students at El Camino College, with 8,240 being full-time and 15,983 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  El Camino College

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,240 full-time undergraduates at El Camino College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  El Camino College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of El Camino College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of El Camino College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 840
Black or African American 896
Hispanic or Latino 3,150
White 750
International Students 412
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,192

Over 72 countries are represented at El Camino College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at El Camino College

1,746 Took All Classes Online
4,976 Took At Least One Class Online
20.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,976 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at El Camino College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of El Camino College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at El Camino College was 20.5%. This is the #884 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at El Camino College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

El Camino College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 12 1,222 740 1,974
Biological & Physical Science 0 379 0 379
Business Administration & Management 9 310 0 319
General Psychology 0 169 0 169
Human Development & Family Studies 101 66 1 168
Sociology 0 161 0 161
Environmental Control Technology 112 12 29 153
Allied Health Professions 22 40 64 126
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12 110 0 122
Mathematics 0 107 0 107
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 51 26 25 102
General Physical Sciences 0 91 0 91
Communication & Media Studies 0 83 1 84
Nursing 0 80 0 80
Precision Metal Working 53 17 10 80
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 78 0 78
Fire Protection 47 24 1 72
General English Literature 0 66 0 66
Fine & Studio Arts 0 63 0 63
Economics 0 53 0 53
Cosmetology 0 7 44 51
History 0 42 0 42
Health & Physical Education 0 41 0 41
Political Science & Government 0 41 0 41
General Biology 0 39 0 39
Legal Support Services 1 20 17 38
Physics 0 38 0 38
Computer Science 32 4 1 37
Chemistry 0 25 0 25
American Sign Language 0 9 15 24
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 5 17 2 24
General Engineering 0 22 0 22
Real Estate 11 10 0 21
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 13 8 0 21
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 6 14 0 20
Anthropology 0 19 0 19
Accounting 8 8 0 16
Romance Languages 0 16 0 16
General Sales & Marketing 8 6 0 14
Computer Information Systems 2 12 0 14
Music 7 7 0 14
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 8 5 13
East Asian Languages 0 13 0 13
Building Management & Inspection 0 6 5 11
Philosophy 0 11 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 0 11 0 11
Audiovisual Communications 3 7 0 10
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 8 2 10
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 7 0 7
Graphic Communications 0 0 6 6
Geography & Cartography 0 5 0 5
Journalism 0 4 0 4
Other Visual Art 3 0 0 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 0 0 2
Industrial Production Technology 0 1 1 2
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 2 0 2
Horticulture 0 1 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 1 0 1
Dance 0 1 0 1
Design & Applied Arts 1 0 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Woodworking 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 521 3,648 969 5,138

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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